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NEWS Too much calcium isn’t so good for our bones

June 6th 2016

If calcium is good for our bones, consuming large amounts should give us special protection against osteoporosis and fractures, right? Well, no. Consuming moderate amounts of calcium every day—and from vegetables rather than dairy products—is more effective, new research has found.

NEWS Eating the five-a-day keeps our bones strong

July 21st 2015

Sticking to the five-a-day health guidance for eating fruit and vegetables can help keep our bones strong and prevent hip fractures

NEWS Drinking too much milk leads to an early death (and doesn't prevent fractures)

October 30th 2014

Drink-a-pint-of-milk-a-day has been standard health advice for years, especially for children and post-menopausal women

NEWS Walking 30 minutes a day is a magic pill that protects against disease and early death

September 15th 2014 /

Walking for 30 minutes every day is like a magic pill that protects against a range of chronic diseases and even prevents a premature death

FEATURE Live longer with exercise, not drugs

January 2014 (Vol. 24 Issue 10) /

If you're looking for a New Year's resolution that could pay you back countless times, it's this: I promise to do a little exercise every week

FEATURE Live longer with exercise, not drugs

January 2014 (Vol. 24 Issue 10) /

Ifyou're looking for a New Year's resolution that could pay you back countless times,it's this: I promise to do a little exercise every week

NEWS Sleeping pills only work because you think they will

December 19th 2012 /

Millions of people take a sleeping pill for their insomnia, but they're falling asleep because they think it is working

NEWS Epidural for back pain increases bone fracture risk by 29 per cent

November 7th 2012 /

Doctors often use an epidural steroid injection to help ease back pain-but each shot increases the risk of fracture by 29 per cent

FEATURE Cosmetics: the cancer link

June 2012 (Vol. 23 Issue 3)

Long-term low-level expo-sure to minute amounts of the heavy metal cadmium, found in our air, food and water, and also in many everyday cosmetics, can stimulate breast cancer, and also cause it to become increasingly more aggressive, according to new California research

FEATURE Symptoms of ageing are caused by drugs, new research finds

September 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 6) /

Many of the problems associated with growing old-including falls, unsteadiness and an increased risk of stroke-are the direct consequence of taking a prescription drug, and now, the SSRI antidepressants have been added to the list of culprits

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